Weekend Headlines Feb 17-19th Part 1: Announcements, Updates and Release Dates

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Here we are again to bring you another roundup of the news that we missed over the weekend. So much news appeared this weekend that we've split the article into two parts. In this part we have a handful of announcements, a couple of updates and a release date, the latter of which was accompanied by a trailer. Take a look at what you would otherwise have missed:

Announcements

We begin with the debut title from a new studio: Almighty. All men are supposedly equal, but this isn't always the case. When it comes to Gods, this especially isn't true. The player character has died at the hands of Gods with hidden agendas. Unlike others who leave this world, unfinished business means that you are reborn with new powers. By building a shrine and collecting resources, you will attract your own followers. But this isn't enough... you want revenge. Whether you choose to do this alone or whether you choose to team up with other players is up to you. The title will be released on Xbox One.


Dreamfall Chapters is the final part of a trilogy started by The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Developer Red Thread Games is adamant that players wouldn't need to know anything about the prior two games to be able to enjoy the story and gameplay provided by the third title. The adventure game is set in two parallel worlds. One is a "dark cyberpunk vision" of the future, while the other is a "magical fantasy realm". The game also follows two heroes as they travel across the worlds to stop the fabric of reality from falling apart.


I, Hope is an adventure title that is a collaboration between developer Kenny Roy, the animation community at ANOMALIA and charity GameChanger. The game tells the story of Hope, a girl who is battling a mysterious evil creature called Cancer. The creature has ravaged her island home but by travelling through five different islands, Hope can find the weapons, knowledge and courage that is needed to defeat the monster once and for all. Developed specifically to help children who are struggling with their own illness, 100% of the game's profits will go to "supporting children with life threatening illnesses and their families" when it is released on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program later this year.


You may have already have heard of Insurgency or Day of Infamy, both PC titles by New World Interactive. Their latest title, Insurgency: Sandstorm, will also be coming to consoles. While the shooter is inspired by real life events, the story takes place in a fictional Iraqi village and features a fictional female protagonist. Hidden behind closed doors, she is enslaved by insurgents alongside her sister and several other young girls. By chance she escapes and enlists with a rebel faction that fights against the insurgents. However, the discovery of a piece of information leads her to embark on a personal quest with three companions, but is this a wise decision? You'll find out when the game is released on Xbox One next year.


Inversus Deluxe is a title that has already been released on PC and Playstation. Soon those versions will be patched to v1.5. At the same time, the game will be released on Xbox One. The game is a mix of "territorial strategy and arcade shooter". Players' movement is restricted by the opposing colour in a black and white grid. One player's walls are another player's paths. By using tactical fire, players can open up corridors, trap enemies and block incoming fire by smashing through tiles and changing their colour. V1.5 will add new maps, new power-ups and versus bots so that you don't always need a friend to play.


Slime-san is a platformer that features the titular blob of slime. One day he was minding his own business in his peaceful forest home, but his life was turned upside down when a giant worm decided that he made a tasty meal. There's only one way that Slime-san can avoid a horrible fate from the approaching wall of stomach acid — jump, slide and slime back the way that he came. The rather giant worm makes Slime-san tackle 100 levels in a "unique 5-colored, pixelated world". So far the title is only confirmed for "consoles", but we'll let you know if that includes Xbox One.


Ultimate Chicken Horse is one of those titles that makes you pause out of curiosity. Already released on PC, UCH is a "family-friendly party platformer" that has been inspired by the schoolyard game of H.O.R.S.E.. Players build the levels as they play, but they must find the perfect balance between making a level that's too difficult for their friends and one that is too difficult for the player to beat themself. Place traps, gadgets and platforms to build the ultimate creation.


Updates

Destiny released a hotfix that brought the game up to version 2.5.0.2. Dubbed "the one about Sandbox tuning", here are all of the fixes and improvements that it made:

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Steep delayed its Alaska update until February 24th, but that didn't stop the development team from providing an hour long stream that showcases what players can expect from the upcoming content. The stream begins at 16:17? for those who don't want to admire the starting soon screen.


Release Dates

KONA was announced three weeks ago over the weekend period, so it should come as no surprise that the developer chose the same time of the week to confirm a release date. The game will be arriving on Xbox One on March 17th. Check out the new announcement trailer for a taste of what to expect.


Stay tuned for part 2 where we go through all of the trailers, new screenshots and more!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.